What to expect: Your next appointment
Please Come Even if you don’t Have all the Information or Money Discussed with your Attorney
By showing up for your appointment, even with incomplete information or filing fees, we can start the process of preparing your documents for filing. Often, we will be able to file your case and submit additional information to the court later. Missing your appointment delays the help and relief we can get for you. Even worse, this may lead to further harassment and complications from your creditors.
You Will Meet with our Experienced and Highly Trained Staff
Your next appointment will be with a legal assistant on our staff. Your legal assistant is specifically trained to help gather information and prepare documents in connection with bankruptcy cases. Your attorney is in charge of preparing and filing your case, and the legal assistant aids in the process.
We Gather the Information and Documents for your Case
Your legal assistant will ask you questions about your debts, expenses, income, and assets. They will also review your credit report, paystubs, tax returns, bank accounts, and any recent payments or transfers you may have made. If you don’t have these documents available, please still come for your appointment. We can always get them after the meeting.
Your Attorney Reviews and Prepares your Case for Immediate Filing
At the end of your meeting, you are asked to read and verify the information gathered and to sign forms stating that the information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge. Your case will then be given back to your attorney for final review and preparation of the documents to be filed with the bankruptcy court. Generally, if no unusual problems arise, your bankruptcy case will be filed with the court within about 24 hours of your meeting.
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Other Frequently Asked Questions:
- Can a Chapter 7 bankruptcy save my home from foreclosure?
- Can bankruptcy help my credit score?
- Can bankruptcy help with my income tax obligation?
- Can bankruptcy protect my workers compensation settlement funds?
- Can I discharge my old tax debt in bankruptcy?
- Can I file for social security disability while I’m still working?
- Can I receive workers compensation benefits if I was injured before or after clocking out?
- Can I save my home by filing bankruptcy?
- Can my re-enlistment bonus be discharged in bankruptcy?
- Can the bankruptcy trustee in my case seize the funds in my bank account?
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- How can I stop debt collectors from harassing me and my family?
- How do I decide if bankruptcy is necessary?
- How do I know if bankruptcy is the right choice for me?
- How does the foreclosure process work in Georgia?
- How long must I live in this area before I can file bankruptcy here?
- I cosigned a debt for a friend and now he won’t pay. What can I do?
- I was fired after being hurt on the job. Can I still file for workers compensation?
- I was injured at work. Can I sue my employer?
- I was terminated from my job after a work injury. Now my condition has worsened. What are my options?
- I’m considering filing a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Do I have to include all my debts?
- I’m starting to think I may have to file for bankruptcy. Where do I start?
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- My car has been repossessed. Can bankruptcy help me get it back?
- My Chapter 13 case was dismissed. Can I file a new case and protect my property?
- My doctor released me to light duty, but my employer is insisting I do more strenuous work. What should I do?
- My ex assumed our joint debts as part of our divorce settlement. Now he’s filed bankruptcy. What can I do?
- My house is being foreclosed – What can I do?
- My workers comp doctor has released me to light duty work. Can my employer cut off my weekly benefits?
- My workers compensation doctor says I can return to work, but I can’t do the job. What can I do?
- Ripped off by a debt settlement company?
- Social security benefits — Can a creditor garnish my bank account and seize my social security funds?
- The trustee has filed a motion to dismiss my Chapter 13 case. What are my options?
- What can I do to improve my credit score?
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- What to expect: Your next appointment
- When is my bankruptcy case closed by the court? Is it possible to reopen the case?
- Where would my bankruptcy case be filed, and where would the hearings be held?
- Will paying off an old debt raise my credit score?